Temporary closure due to Coronavirus

Following Government advice, STEAM will be closed to the public until Friday 1 May (inital period). This also includes Platform One Café, plus our schools and public events programmes. Our online shop is also closed during this period.

This action is in keeping with our commitment to maintain a safe and healthy environment, while also following recommendations of public health experts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

During the closure, we will be highlighting the work of team members and more of our incredible collection online. Please follow STEAM on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to learn more about our work and the history of the Great Western Railway and the stories behind some of the objects which we care for.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to welcoming you back to STEAM in the future.


30 May

Walk and Talk: Discover Art at STEAM

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Welcome to STEAM Museum – A First Class Day Out

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway is housed in a beautifully restored Grade II listed railway building in the heart of the former Swindon railway works. Located right next to Swindon's Designer Outlet, the Museum tells the story of the men and women who built, operated and travelled on the Great Western Railway. See famous locomotives, ‘drive’ our train simulator and even work the signals in our interactive GWR signal box!



Mon-Sat: 10.00am - 5.00pm 

Sun: 11.00am - 4.00pm     

Museum Café   

Mon-Sat: 10.00am - 4.00pm 

Sun: 11.00am - 3.45pm

*Except 24, 25 and 26 December


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